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In this paper, we proposed new intermediate bonding layers (IBLs) of Ag-rich composition in In-Ag solder systems in contrast to previous studies mainly based on eutectic composition. The intermetallic compounds (IMCs) at the bonding interface were investigated with respect to the bonding condition, post-bonding room temperature storage and post-bonding heat treatment. The IMCs of Ag2In and Ag9In4 with high temperature resist to post-bonding process are derived under process condition of wafer bonding at 180degC, 40 mins and subsequent 120degC~130degC annealing for 24 hours. Based on our results, we can design proper packaging process flow so as to get reliable wafer level packaged MEMS devices.
Date of Conference: 22-24 Oct. 2008